A Sonnet for Tim: Reading (Sonnet)

The rhyme scheme for the Shakespearean Sonnet is as follows a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g.

From Tim’s Sonnet Workshop # 1 on the 13 Floor.

fiction section


Reading (Sonnet)

I love to read but there is a time for everything,
For when my life is sad, I’d never read political biographies,
The lives of tyrants and past difficulties are to me a sting.
I’d prefer to stay away from works on these people’s qualities.
Our world, is often full of strife and endless tales of death,
To me these works are knelling funeral bells to man’s past.
It’s like a poison that fills my heart and steals my breath,
Injecting into my weary brain this unhappy gloomy blast.
So tyrant’s tales are taboo, my need is for something funny,
Or a few well-placed lines of poetry that can make me smile,
I choose my readings well and look for something sunny,
Maybe bright limericks from the lovely emerald Isle.
‘A time for everything and to everything a season.’
I take this wisdom and read humor and with reason.